NASA’s Rover Curiosity - The Scariest Seven Minutes: The 1 ton descent module is set to go from 13,200 mph to 0 in 6 1/2 minutes. via washingtonpost.com. The space craft is scheduled to land inside the Red Planet's Gale Crater on Sunday night (8/5/12) via news.yahoo.com Image is an artist's concept of the spacecraft approaching Mars. #Mars #Rover_Curiosity #NASA #washingtonpost #news_yahoo
This rectangular version of a self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013).
MARS: View from Curiosity via 100mm MAST Camera on 8/12/12. The gravelly area around Curiosity's landing site is visible in the foreground. Then, about a third of the way up from the bottom of the image, the terrain falls off into a depression (a swale), beyond which, in the middle of the image, is the boulder-strewn, red-brown rim of a moderately-sized impact crater. In the distance, there are dark dunes and then the layered rock at the base of Mount Sharp 16.2km away. #Curiosity #NASA
Vivid Close-Up Image Shows Curiosity and Mars From Space
This photo taken from space shows Curiosity’s landing site on Mars. The north is fairly flat and uniform. The rover is seen sitting in a discolored spot, surrounded by dust that was blasted when the sky crane’s rockets brought Curiosity down for a safe landing. Farther south are enormous sand dunes and various geologic features that the rover may visit as it travels to the base of its eventual target: Mount Sharp. These colourful outcrops include hydrated minerals, clays, and sulfates.